Heisman trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu is no longer an LSU Tiger and could soon be a McNeese Cowboy.

Matthieu, according to a source, was meeting Friday night with the McNeese State coaching staff on campus in Lake Charles.

Earlier Friday, head coach Les Miles announced that Mathieu, a first team All America cornerback, was dismissed from the LSU team for a school and team violation. A source said that Mathieu failed a drug test.

In 2011, Mathieu was suspended for one game for allegedly testing positive for synthetic marijuana. LSU athletic policy allows for multiple positive drug tests before an athlete can be dismissed.

Said Miles of Mathieu, "We will miss the guy, but just like injury, we have to move on."

Added Miles, "We extended ourself to the full length of the policy."

Mathieu, who prepped at St. Aug, endeared himself to LSU fans as the Honey Badger, the trash talking Tiger who backed up his talk with outstanding play.

Mathieu leaped into the Heisman Trophy picture with a pair of late season punt returns for touchdowns, against Arkansas, and in the SEC championship game against Georgia.

Mathieu, LSU's career leader in forced fumbles with 11, can transfer to a FCS school and play immediately. He is not eligible for the NFL draft until next spring.